Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Spread the Word to End the Word

Spread the Word to End the Word March 3 is End the R-word Day. Help Spread the Word to raise the consciousness of society about the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the word "retard(ed)" and encourage people to pledge to stop using the R-word! Pledge your support at


Karen said...

This is something I would like high schools to adopt. My dad was director of spec. ed in our school district and we were not allowed to use that word as a noun, although it could be used as an adjective because "developmentally disabled" wasn't used at the time. I was incensed by my nephew and son's FB entries using that word and just laid into them. It is not a word used in our house, but they were quoting a movie and using it as a noun. When I'm in middle and high schools I hear it way too often and call kids on it, each time. They look at me like I am crazy for threatening to write them up if I hear it again. If I COULD write them up and the admin would give a CONSEQUENCE, then I would the first time.

Anonymous said...

I would like to get rid of the word special ed. also. Check out the new DMS - 5 that will be out about May 2013. On one hand, some changes I think are needed but the R word comes back.

E-Lis, Mom of P

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